Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM. No registration required, participation encouraged.
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain — January 9th
Defending Jacob: a novel by William Landay — February 13th
Before you know kindness: a novel by Chris Bohjalian — March 13th
The dog stars by Peter Heller — April 10th
The round house by Louise Erdrich — May 8th
Augustus: first emperor of Rome by Adrian Goldsworthy
The Roosevelts: an intimate history by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel ; design by Maggie Hinders
Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh by John Lahr
Cosby: his life and times by Mark Whitaker
Death of a king: the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz
Napoleon's buttons: how 17 molecules changed history by Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson
Mauve: how one man invented a color that changed the world by Simon Garfield
Marie Curie: a life by Susan Quinn
Rebel souls: Walt Whitman and America's first bohemians by Justin Martin
An empire on the edge: how Britain came to fight America by Nick Bunker
Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the dawn of a new America by Jonathan Darman
The age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth
Thirteen days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright
The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking [kit] by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
The First World War in 100 objects by John Hughes-Wilson ; IWM consultant, Nigel Steel ; editor, Mark Hawkins-Dady
The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs by Greil Marcus
Music in the shadows: noir musical films by Sheri Chinen Biesen
The great fire by Jim Murphy
Smoldering city: Chicagoans and the Great Fire, 1871- 1874 by Karen Sawislak
City of the century: the epic of Chicago and the making of America by Donald L. Miller
City of big shoulders: a history of Chicago by Robert G. Spinney
Get ready for this year's
exciting hockey season by
reading about some of it's greatest
stars - both on and off the ice!
Orr: my story by Bobby Orr
Mr. Hockey: My Story by Howe, Gordie
Steve Yzerman: heart of a champion by Joe Falls ... [et al.] ; edited by Francis J. Fitzgerald
Total Gretzky: the magic, the legend, the numbers by edited by Steve Dryden
Because of my superior location near the New Book shelves, I get first crack at the new items that come in, including the chapter books, the picture books, even nonfiction and biographies. Did you know that a biography is a book about a real person? Today I snuck a new biography about Peter Roget, the person who made Roget’s Thesaurus. Guess what? A thesaurus is not a dinosaur. It’s a list of words, and the ones that mean the same thing are all grouped together. Peter Roget always made lists of things, from when he was a very little boy, and one day those lists became his first thesaurus.You can even browse a version of Roget’s Thesaurus online.
The right word: Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant, author ; Melissa Sweet, illustrator
Find other fascinating stories about real people in the J Biography section at the back of the Children’s Department, or ask a Children's Librarian.
Wilson [large print] by A. Scott Berg
Heart [large print]: an American medical odyssey by Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner, MD, with Liz Cheney
You must remember this [large print]: life and style in Hollywood's golden age by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman
The rush: America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1853 by Edward Dolnick
Makers of modern Asia by edited by Ramachandra Guha
Empire of mud: the secret history of Washington, DC by J. D. Dickey
Racing dreams [videodisc]: coming of age in a fast world by produced by Bristol Baughan, Marshall Curry ; written and directed by Marshall Curry
GMO OMG [videodisc] by a Compeller Pictures production ; in association with Heartworn Pictures ; presented by Nature's Path ; produced by Joshua A. Kunau ; written and directed by Jeremy Seifert
Freedom summer [videodisc] by Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Neil Armstrong: a life of flight by Jay Barbree
Maeve Binchy: the biography by Piers Dudgeon
The life and career of David Beckham: football legend, cultural icon by Tracey Savell Reavis
Fierce patriot: the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L. O'Connell
Joni Mitchell: in her own words by conversations with Malka Marom
Can't we talk about something more pleasant? by Roz Chast
The Mountaintop School for Dogs and other second chances by Ellen Cooney
The 40s: the story of a decade by The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
The shelf: from LEQ to LES by Phyllis Rose
Buried in a bog by Sheila Connolly
This legal holiday is celebrated in the United States on the first Monday of every September. The first Labor Day celebration dates back to a parade in New York on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. More than half the states were celebrating Labor Day by 1893, but it wasn't made a national holiday until June 28, 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed it into law.
Historical encyclopedia of American labor by edited by Robert Weir and James P. Hanlan
Labor conflict in the United States: an encyclopedia by edited by Ronald L. Filippelli — editorial assistant, Carol Reilly
US Labor History
Bread--and roses: the struggle of American labor, 1865- 1915 by Milton Meltzer — illustrated with contemporary prints & photographs — Using diaries, newspaper reports and other source material, the author shows the industrialization of America and the workers' struggle for higher working standards.
Child labor: an American history by Hugh D. Hindman — This book considers the issue of child labor as a social and economic problem in America from an historical perspective — as it was found in major American industries and occupations, including coal mines, cotton textile mills and sweatshops, in the early 1900s.
A stillness heard round the world: the end of the Great War, November 1918 by Stanley Weintraub
The great war and the shaping of the 20th century by Jay Winter and Blaine Baggett
Paris 1919: six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan
With our backs to the wall: victory and defeat in 1918 by David Stevenson
Two hundred years ago this year, during the War of 1812, the British army occupied Washington, setting fire to many public buildings, including the White House and the Capitol. It was on August 24, 1814, that approximately 4.000 troops entered the city, causing most of the residents to flee. A warning was dispatched to First Lady Dolley Madison who managed to escape across the Potomac River with a portrait of George Washington in tow. This was the only time since the American Revolution that a foreign power has captured the United States capital.
The burning of Washington: the British invasion of 1814 by Anthony S. Pitch
The invisible bridge: the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein
When Paris went dark: the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald C. Rosbottom